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Musée de Préhistoire de Solutré

Located at the foot of the Roche de Solutré in the heart of the Solutré Pouilly Vergisson Grand Site de France, the museum presents collections from one of the richest prehistoric sites in Europe. It tells the story of the life of Upper Palaeolithic hunters at Solutré, and highlights the original aspects of Solutré culture.
The archaeological and botanical garden completes the visit to the museum. This signposted trail is around 1 kilometre long, with 8 key points covering geology, hunting techniques, the landscape in prehistoric times, the discovery and first excavations on the site, contemporary excavations, the site and its remains. You can also discover the exceptional botany of the site, with signs indicating the plants and trees that can be seen along the way.
Audio and audiovisual presentations. Audio-guide in French, English, German and Dutch.

Hours :

Low season: from 01/01/2023 to 07/04/2023 and from 06/11/2023 to 31/12/2023 from 1pm to 5pm. High season: from 08/04/2023 to 07/07/2023 and from 04/09/2023 to 05/11/2023 from 10am to 6pm. Very high season: from 08/07/2023 to 03/09/2023 from 10am to 7pm. Closed from 01/01/2023 to 31/01/2023 | 01/05/2023 | 28/11/2023 to 16/12/2023 | 25/12/2023.


Located at the foot of the Rock of Solutré, this museum contains collections from some of the richest prehistoric finds in Europe. It traces the daily life of hunters from the Upper Palaeolithic period in Solutré as well as the distinct civilisation that bears its name. The exhibit contains an array of sound and audiovisual displays as well. The archaeological and botanic garden serves to complete the visit. The marked path approximately 1 km long has been laid out around 8 observation points focusing on local geology, ancient hunting techniques, landscape scenes during prehistoric times, discovery of the site and the first digs, recent digging campaigns, the finds unearthed, and vestiges. The museum also provides for familiarity with the site's outstanding botanical environment by virtue of information signs and panels visible on plants and trees over the entire path.
Thematic of the place


Public price
Base rate - full rate adult : €5.00
Child rate : Free
Price with the pass
Base rate - full rate adult : Free
Child rate : Free



Chemin de la Roche

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